BootXChanger
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Change the boot image and background in Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard.   Free
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BootXChanger... BootXChanger will allow you to change the boot image and background on Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6.

What's New
Version 2.0:
  • No more limitations for images
  • Can change background color
  • Intel only, PowerPC users stay on 1.0.4
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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BootXChanger User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Scuseme reviewed on 08 Oct 2011
It's real nice to get rid of that drab gray apple upon bootup. I never could understand why Apple, a vibrant technological company, would "dumb down" its premier icon to dull gray.

Well that phase of Apple's growth is done with on my Macs :D What about a change to get rid of Microsoft's gray flag? That change would be equally - if not more - welcome on my system.
[Version 2.0]

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Aargl replied on 16 Dec 2012
I can't understand neither why Apple has become fond of grey icons: in Mountain Lion, you always have to stare at your sidebar to guess where you are (which disk, which folder)... :-(
The worst thing of this stupid aesthetic choice is that, even if everybody at Apple have discovered it's counter-productive, they probably will never come back to a clear interface because it would be like saying "We've been wrong", which is an attitude Apple is quite incapable of. ;-)
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Shk747 reviewed on 01 Aug 2011
works with lion on 27" imac and 17" mbp, both 2010 ...

means, was installed on 10.6.8 and after updating to lion from the 2nd boot on "visible"
[Version 2.0]

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Shk747 replied on 10 Aug 2011
NOT working on 2011 mac mini i7 2.7ghz
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Lycestra reviewed on 05 May 2011
Worked on a 2011 MacBook Pro (with ThunderBolt) after installing EFI 2.1 update
[Version 2.0]

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Lycestra replied on 09 May 2011
correction.. it did work when the machine rebooted immediately after the update, but not since. Some part of the boot method must have varied, such that it used the different image resource. Its back to the default now... so...
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lockmi replied on 09 Oct 2011
I have the same machine and problem. It works if I zap the PRAM (CMD OPT P R), but only once. The next reboot it goes back to the Grey Apple - but with my chosen background colour everywhere except the Apple matrix itself.

My son's 2010 15" MBP has no such problem.

Do you have any new leads on the problem?


Cheers


PS
my com.apple.boot.plist (LibraryPreferencesSystemConfigurationcom.apple.boot.plist) is as follows:





Background Color
4194304
Boot Logo
SystemLibraryCoreServicesBootLogo.png
Kernel Flags
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lockmi replied on 09 Oct 2011
Try the plist again...

""
""
""
""
" Background Color"
" 4194304"
" Boot Logo"
" SystemLibraryCoreServicesBootLogo.png"
" Kernel Flags"
" "
""
""
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Pnn314 reviewed on 02 May 2011
It does not work on my new Macbook Air 13'' (late 2010)!
[Version 2.0]


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Yaba_daba_do reviewed on 23 May 2010
Very fun,Very nice! BootXChanger is the perfect companion with Loginox. It's fun to startup my MBP again!
[Version 2.0]


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Heymini commented on 22 May 2010
Does exactly what it says on the tin. I no longer have to put up with a boring grey apple logo on startup.
Nicely done.
[Version 2.0]


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Dmgceo commented on 21 May 2010
This is the best pgm since the invention of "canned-beer"!!!
[Version 2.0]


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Thresher-The-Shark commented on 21 May 2010
Oh come on you can't throw us G5 owners a bone, and do one more PPC release so we can change the background color like or Intel brethren?
[Version 2.0]


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Ean reviewed on 12 Feb 2008
Works great. The only problem I had was with the documentation stating that the background color should be #BFBFBF. After some trial and error, I ended up with #CACACA. That may spell CACA, but it works for me.
[Version 1.0.1]


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peejavery commented on 12 Feb 2008
The background color is #BEBEBE, not #BFBFBF. Even though it would be close to impossible to distinguish with the human eye, it is good to know.
[Version 1.0.1]

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peejavery replied on 12 Feb 2008
To clarify my last comment...

I mean when you click the "Default Image" button, that image has #BEBEBE as its background color.
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Ean replied on 12 Feb 2008
Thank you, I was wondering why my boot image backgrounds were darker that the surrounding screen.
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Namedfork.net (developer) replied on 13 Feb 2008
The background colour is #BFBFBF, if you use Photoshop to create the pictures, you must make sure to switch colour management off for that document.
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Ast03 had trouble on 27 Mar 2011
It does not work for me. I am trying to change the gray apple logo to he colored apple from the sample images and it doesn't work. I drag the image into bootxchanger, click apply, and enter my password.

Once i restart nothing has changed. Any solutions? I've already tried reinstalling it with no luck.

Thanks.
[Version 2.0]


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Downloads:37,114
Version Downloads:23,499
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:21 May 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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